Divi­sion 4

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - GAZETTE SPORT - By Adam John­son

Hal­lora 10/296 vs Yar­ragon 2/5 Hal­lora holds the up­per hand in its clash with Yar­ragon af­ter a ter­rific knock from their cap­tain Brian McDon­ald, which pro­pelled the Kan­gas to a big to­tal.

Com­ing in at 2/98, McDon­ald (107) dom­i­nated pro­ceed­ings as he took the score past the 250 mark be­fore be­ing trapped in front by Jake Green.

Ear­lier in the day open­ers Barry Coster (32) and Stu­art Ken­dall (a ca­reer best 91) got the vis­i­tors off to a pos­i­tive start with a 98-run open­ing stand.

Ken­dall and McDon­ald also com­bined to add 59 while Chris Young­man pro­vided sup­port to McDon­ald as the pair put on 65 for the fifth wicket.

Pick of the bowlers was Norm Evans who de­liv­ered his best spell for the sea­son to claim 4/72. Jake Green took the new ball and fin­ished with 3/65 while young­ster Nathan Mazza chipped in with 2/40.

With four overs re­main­ing the Pan­thers were struck a ma­jor blow to their chances los­ing both John Malacarne and Carlo Ier­fone to end the day at 2/5.

De­spite this setback, the home side boasts enough tal­ent to be qui­etly con­fi­dent of chas­ing down the tar­get.

Stags bounce back

Neerim District 8/266 (cc) vs Garfield/Tynong Neerim District has bounced back from its shock loss in the pre­vi­ous round by post­ing a com­pet­i­tive to­tal against Garfield/Tynong.

Choos­ing to bat first, the Stags got away to a fly­ing start thanks to a 117-run part­ner­ship be­tween Davin George and Jamie Glee­son.

Glee­son (80) was the more ag­gres­sive of the two with his in­nings in­clud­ing eight fours and four sixes, while George (35) played an ex­cel­lent sup­port­ing role.

With the score at 2/132 An­thony Hart en­tered the fray and quickly set­tled at the crease. De­ter­mined to set a tar­get his bowlers could de­fend Hart put a high price on his wicket and fin­ished the day with 85 not out.

Reg­u­lar wick­ets slowed the scor­ing with only one

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